LIVE Coverage of WrestleMania 37 Night 2!
Updated: Apr 11, 2021
Raymond James Stadium
Announcers: Michael Cole (Raw/Smackdown), Corey Graves (Smackdown), Byron Saxton (Raw), Samoa Joe (Raw)
Ring Announcers: Greg Hamilton (Smackdown), Mike Rome (Raw)
Here's to hoping the Tampa storms clear out so we can start the show on time tonight.
Kayla Braxton is hosting the kickoff show panel once again and she's joined by Booker T, Jerry "The King Lawler, John "Bradshaw" Layfield, and Peter Rosenberg.
There's no planned match for the kickoff show.
The panel says Randy Orton vs. The Fiend will kick off tonight's show. A video package airs showing the build up. The panel seems to agree that Orton won't be able to handle The Fiend. They transition to highlights of last night's women's tag team turmoil and talk about the WWE Women's Tag Team Championship match. Booker can't call a winner because they're evenly matched. Riddle vs. Sheamus is the next match to discuss. JBL likes Sheamus because he fights and drinks. Rosenberg brings up Riddle's MMA background. Booker says Riddle rubs everyone the wrong way and he hopes Sheamus takes care of him. Rosenberg picks Riddle and the rest pick Sheamus.
A video package highlights the action from night 1 including Montez Ford coming out to celebrate with Bianca Belair after the main event. They give props to Bad Bunny for his performance. Booker puts over Bobby Lashley big time! Kayla gives props to Cesaro. We see a video package for Asuka vs. Rhea Ripley. Booker tells us it wouldn't be an upset if Ripley beats Asuka. A video package highlights the 2021 Hall of Fame inductees. Sonya Deville joins the panel to discuss Big E vs. Apollo Crews. A video package goes over the long history of Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn. They discuss the conspiracy theories and Booker thinks Sami is losing his mind. Last but not least, we get the video package for the triple threat match for the WWE Universal Championship. Rosenberg is going with Daniel Bryan, JBL says Roman Reigns, Booker says Roman Reigns, and The King says Daniel Bryan. No picks for Edge. That does it for the kickoff show!
Ashland Craft is here to sing "America the Beautiful".
The opening video package is similar to last nights with highlights of last night thrown into it.
Titus O'Neil and Hulk Hogan come out to welcome us! They're dressed as pirates! They talk about the card for tonight. Time for some action!
Randy Orton vs. The Fiend w/ Alexa Bliss
White tights for Orton which is unusual. Bliss comes out first and we have a huge Fiend-in-a-box at ringside. Bliss turns the handle multiple times and The Fiend comes out! It's the pre-burnt Fiend! Pretty bad ass entrance! We have the red lighting for this. The Fiend jumps off the box into the ring and attacks Orton to begin! Uranage by The Fiend! The Fiend waits for Orton to get up before charging and Orton bails out of the ring. Orton drops The Fiend back first on the announce table but THE FIEND LOCKS IN THE MANDIBLE CLAW!! Orton escapes and goes back in the ring. ORTON WITH A HANGING DDT FROM THE APRON! The Fiend gets right back up. The Fiend blocks a RKO but Orton sends him into the big box that's ringside. Orton with a couple kicks and HITS ANOTHER HANGING DDT!!! Orton with stomps and punches but The Fiend appears unaffected. Orton runs into a clothesline. Running cross body by The Fiend and he pounds Orton. The Fiend misses a senton and Orton sends him to the outside. The Fiend gets on the apron and more kicks by Orton followed by a THIRD HANGING DDT!! Orton sets up for a RKO but THE FIEND COUNTERS WITH THE MANDIBLE CLAW!! THE FIEND SETS UP FOR SISTER ABIGAIL AND FIRE COMES FROM THE RING POST!! BLISS IS UP ON TOP OF THE BOX NOW IN ALL BLACK WITH BLACK LIQUID COVERING HER FACE!! ORTON USES THE DISTRACTION TO HIT THE FIEND WITH A RKO FOR THE WIN!!
W: Randy Orton via pin @ 5:54
Post match, The Fiend stares down Bliss!! The lights go out one at a time. When they come back on, The Fiend and Bliss are gone!
Titus O'Neil and Hulk Hogan are backstage talking with Eric Bischoff there. BAYLEY INTERRUPTS!! Bayley greets Bischoff and offers Bischoff to come on her show. Bischoff wants Bianca Belair on his show. Bayley calls Belair and Sasha Banks the flavors of the month. Bischoff continues talking to Hogan while ignoring Bayley. Titus gives Bayley his hat as the hall of famers leave.
Daniel Bryan warms up backstage.
WWE Women's Tag Team Championship Match
Natalya & Tamina vs. Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler (champs)
Natalya and Shayna start. Both ladies take each other to the mat to begin and they trade counters. Natalya tries a Sharpshooter but Baszler quickly escapes and tags Jax. Jax over powers Natalya and wants Tamina to come in. Natalya is happy to tag Tamina. They have a stare down and Nia head butts Tamina with no effect. They trade head butts now. Tamina tries a slam with no luck. Tamina opens up with some rights and a hammer fist. Natalya tags in. Baszler makes a blind tag as Tamina and Natalya both back drop Jax. Natalya gets the upper hand on Baszler but Baszler cradles her for a near fall. Release German by Natalya and a stomp to Baszler before tagging Tamina in. Tamina runs through Baszler. Quick tag back to Natalya. Natalya sling shots Baszler into a super kick by Tamina! 1...2...NO!! Baszler escapes a scoop slam and hits a series of strikes that ends with a knee to the face! Tamina and Jax battle on the outside. Jax slams Tamina on the floor outside! Baszler with another knee to Natalya for a near fall. Baszler targets the left leg of Natalya. Baszler with a sick stomp to Natalya's ankle! Jax tags back in and continues the leg work. Near fall for Jax. Jax with a clothesline to Natalya and tags Baszler back in. Jax locks Natalya in a stretch muffler and Baszler hits a running knee! 1...2...NO!! Tamina is still down outside. Jax tags back in and scoop slams Natalya. Jax charges in the corner and Natalya side steps so Jax goes shoulder first into the ring post. Natalya takes down Jax with a clothesline for a near fall. Jax plants Natalya with a spine buster!! 1...2...Tamina breaks it up. Natalya tags Tamina in and Baszler gets the tag as well. Tamina is on fire! Dragon screw by Tamina but Tamina misses a charge in the corner. Baszler grabs Tamina's ankle but Tamina fights her off. Tamina blasts Jax. TAMINA WITH A SAMAON DROP TO BASZLER!! 1...2...NO!! Tamina goes up to the top turnbuckle. Baszler cuts her off with a kick. Jax tags in and goes to the top with Tamina. Natalya is back in to help as is Baszler. NIA WITH A CROSS BODY FROM THE MIDDLE ROPE TO NATALYA AND TAMINA!! 1....2...NO!! Jax talks trash to Tamina and tells her "she ain't shit". Tamina fires back with a chop! TAMINA SLAMS JAX!! 1...2...NO!! TAMINA GOES TO THE TOP BUT MISSES A SPLASH!! Tamina tags Natalya. Natalya tries to take out Baszler with no luck. Baszler tags in blindly. Natalya hits basement drop kick to Jax. NATALYA LOCKS JAX IN THE SHARPSHOOTER!! BASZLER IS IN TO LOCK NATALYA IN THE KIRIFUDA CLUTCH!! NATALYA IS OUT!!
W: Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler via submission @ 14:20
Up next is Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn! JBL joins commentary for this one.
Sami Zayn w/ Logan Paul vs. Kevin Owens
ZAYN CHARGES INTO A POP UP POWER BOMB RIGHT AWAY!! Zayn rolls out of the ring and Owens goes out to follow him. Owens tries a power bomb on the apron but Zayn escapes and goes back in the ring. All Owens in the early going! Owens with a cannon ball in the corner! Owens goes up to the top and Zayn rolls out of the ring again. Zayn hits a kick to Owens on the apron. Zayn tries a suplex on the apron but Owens fights in. ZAYN HITS A BRAIN BUSTER ON THE APRON!! DAMN!! Dropped Owens on his neck! Zayn gets back in the ring hoping for a count out victory but Owens makes it back in. Zayn mounts and pounds Owens. Zayn is aggressive now with punches. Logan Paul golf claps in approval on the outside. Owens gets to hit feet and ZAYN HITS A MICHINOKU DRIVER! Cole mistakenly calls it the Blue Thunder Bomb which Graves gives him crap for. Regardless, near fall for Zayn off of it. They battle to the top turnbuckle trading blows. Head butts by Owens sends Zayn off the top. FROG SPLASH BY OWENS!! 1...2...NO!! Owens sends Zayn into the ropes but Zayn avoids the Pop Up Power Bomb this time. Owens lifts Zayn for a suplex but drops Zayn neck first across Owen's knee!! 1...2...NO!! Zayn counters another slam and HITS OWENS WITH AN EXPLODER IN THE CORNER!! Owens avoids the Helluva kick and Zayn avoids a stunner. NOW THERE'S THE BLUE THUNDER BOMB BY ZAYN!! 1...2...NO!! ANOTHER EXPLODER BY ZAYN!! BRAIN BUSTER BY ZAYN!! 1...2...NO!! Great stuff here!! "This is awesome" chants! They trade haymakers in the corner. Zayn gets the upper hand . Zayn puts Owens up on the top turnbuckle. OWENS WITH A SPINNING FISHERMAN SUPLEX FROM THE TOP!! Owens with clothesline to Zayn in the corner but ZAYN FOLLOWS HIM BACK TO THE CORNER AND HITS A HELLUVA KICK!!! ZAYN TRIES ANOTHER BUT EATS A SUPER KICK!! Another super kick by Owens!! OWENS WITH A STUNNER!! IT'S OVER!!
W: Kevin Owens via pin @ 9:17
Post match, Logan Paul checks on Zayn and then walks over to Owens. Zayn takes offense. PAUL SHOVES ZAYN!! PAUL RAISES OWENS HAND! OWENS STUNS PAUL!! Owens hugs his kids and wife at ringside.
Riddle is racing on his scooter backstage when he comes across The Great Khali and Ranjin Singh. Riddle is impressed with Khali's hands and Hall of Fame ring. Riddle keeps talking but Khali doesn't understand what he's saying. ROB VAN DAM IS HERE!! Funny stuff here bro!
WWE United States Championship Match
Sheamus vs. Riddle (champ)
Sheamus goes right after Riddle and takes him to the mat. Sheamus works on the left arm of Riddle. Riddle fires back with chops and strikes taking Sheamus to the corner. Sheamus answers with a big shot of his own. Stomp by Sheamus. Riddle avoids a slam and locks in a sleeper. Sheamus backs Riddle to the corner and hits him with some elbows. Riddle charges but Sheamus catches and plants him with a slam! Near fall for Sheamus. SHEAMUS WITH THE IRISH CURSE BACK BREAKER!! Near fall there. Riddle with punches to back Sheamus to the corner again. Sheamus stops him with a boot. They battle in the corner. Riddle with an arm bar in the ropes but he's forced to break by five. Sheamus with a kidney shot to Riddle and he follows with TEN BEATS TO THE BOWERY!! Riddle falls to the mat. Suplex by Sheamus for a near fall. Sheamus goes up to the top turnbuckle and Riddle goes up to meet up and BRINGS HIM OFF THE HARD WAY WITH A BELLY TO BELLY!! Riddle unloads with rights and lefts. Kick by Riddle and he hits a series of forearms in the corner. Throw by Riddle and THE BROTON!! Riddle with a Jackhammer like suplex!! You know that was aimed at Goldberg. Near fall for Riddle. Sheamus counters a Bro Derek and back drops Riddle to the apron. Riddle with a kick to Sheamus and gets back in the ring only to RUN INTO A KNEE STRIKE BY SHEAMUS!! 1...2...NO!! Wow! Alabama Slam by Sheamus and that gets a near fall as well. Riddle sends Sheamus to the apron. Sheamus lifts Riddle on the apron and Riddle is able to send Sheamus into the ring post and SUPLEX SHEAMUS ON THE APRON!! Riddle with a kick from the apron and HITS A FLOATING BRO TO SHEAMUS ON THE FLOOR!! Back in the ring, RIDDLE WITH A FLOATING BRO FROM THE TOP!! 1...2...NO!! Riddle locks in a reverse arm bar. Sheamus lifts Riddle and slams him to break the hold. Near fall for Sheamus. RIDDLE LOCKS IN A SLEEPER WITH A GRAPEVINE! Sheamus gets the ropes and hits Riddle with some heavy shots. Sheamus lifts Riddle and takes him to the top. Riddle floats over but Sheamus fights him off. Riddle runs back up to the top. SHEAMUS COUNTERS AND IS FORCED TO MAKE AN ADHJUSTMENT. WHITE NOISE!! Sheamus goes to the top and hits a knee drop from the top! 1...2...NO!! Sheamus sets up for a Brogue Kick but Riddle ducks it. Sheamus blocks a knee. RIDDLE GOES FOR A SPRINGBOARD BUT SHEAMUS HITS HIM WITH A BROGUE KICK IN MID AIR TO WIN!! Riddle's mouth is busted!
W: Sheamus via pin @ 10:51
A vignette hypes Bad Bunny's next music tour.
"Head Up High" by Fitz is an official theme song for WrestleMania.
Up next is Big E vs. Apollo Crews!
Nigerian Drum Fight for the WWE Intercontinental Championship
Big E (champ) vs. Apollo Crews
There will be no count outs or disqualifications. You can only win by pinfall or submission. WALE plays Big E to the ring. There are a bunch of drums around ringside. The bell rings and both men roll out of the ring to grab kendo sticks. THEY BOTH SMACK THE HELL OUT OF EACH OTHER!! Apollo retreats outside and Big E follows. Big E with heavy shots. Big E sends Apollo into the drums. Big E picks up and gong but Apollo kicks it away. Apollo with kendo stick shots to Big E now as we go back to the ring. Big avoids a shot and throws Apollo to the apron. BIG E WITH A RUNNING SPEAR THROUGH THE ROPES TO APOLLO! Back in the ring, near fall for Big E. Big E goes to the outside to grab the steps. He sets them up just outside the ring but the ramp. APOLLO LIFTS AND PLANTS BIG E ON THE APRON WITH A DEATH VALLEY DRIVER!! 1...2...NO!! Apollo takes control now. Apollo grabs the other part of the steps and lays Big E on the other steps and tries to throws the second set on Big E but Big E rolls out of the way. Back on the apron, Apollo hits Big E with a kick but THEN APOLLO RUNS INTO A URANAGE!! BIG E PLANTS HIM ON THE STEPS!! Big E is pumped now and he grabs a table. Big E sets the table up in the ring near the corner. Big E goes out and brings Apollo back in the ring. Apollo drops Big E with a kick and viciously hits him with the kendo stick breaking it in the process. Apollo puts Big E on the table. APOLLO GOES TO THE TOP AND GOES FOR A FROG SPLASH BUT MISSES!! APOLLO GOES THROUGH THE TABLE!! BIG E GOES FOR AND HITS THE BIG ENDING BUT DABBA-KATO IS HERE TO BEAT DOWN BIG E!! DABBA-KATO CHOKE SLAMS BIG E AND PUTS APOLLO OVER BIG E FOR THE WIN!!
W: Apollo Crews via pin @ 6:50
Highlights from last night are shown.
The Stone Cold Steve Austin vignette airs to hype WrestleMania 38 in Dallas, Texas.
Highlights of the 2021 Hall of Fame are shown. The 2021 class is introduced by Greg Hamilton and comes out on stage.
Up next is Asuka vs. Rhea Ripley!
WWE Raw Women's Championship Match
Rhea Ripley vs. Asuka (champ)
Ash Costello of New Years Day plays Rhea Ripley to the ring. Trash talk to begin the match. Drop kick by Asuka but Ripley stays on her feet. Asuka picks up the pace and tries multiple pinning attempts with no luck. Asuka goes for a hip attack in the corner but no one home. Asuka sends Ripley into the corner with a drop toe hold. Ripley rolls out of the ring for a break. Asuka goes out after her and delivers a knee strike to the nose of Ripely. Back in the ring, Asuka with a kick to the spine of Ripely. Asuka misses another hip attack and Ripley drops her with a kick. Ripley lifts and plants Asuka face first into the mat for a near fall. Ripley mounts and punches Asuka while talking trash. Split crowd with chants. Leg scissors by Ripley as she pounds on the back of Asuka. Ripley slaps the back of Asuka's head repeatedly to boos from the crowd. Asuka escapes finally but Ripley takes her down with a drop kick. Ripley toys with Asuka with kicks to the head before slapping Asuka in the face. Clotheslines by Ripley now. Ripley tries a kick but Asuka picks the leg and tries a knee bar. It's locked in! Ripley stacks her for a pin and is able to lift her for a German! 1...2...NO!! In the corner, Ripley sends Asuka face first into the turnbuckle. Ripley with repeated shoulders to the back of Asuka before putting her on the top turnbuckle. Ripley climbs up with her and Asuka fights back. Asuka knocks Ripley off with an elbow. MISSILE DROP KICK BY ASUKA! Ripely charges into a kick and Asuka with a release German! ASUKA WITH A HIP ATTACK! Ripley blocks a German but Asuka takes her head off with a kick! ANOTHER HIP ATTACK!! 1...2...NO!! Asuka goes up to the top again and Ripley hits a running drop kick that sends Asuka all the way to the floor. Asuka gets back up on the apron and knocks Ripley to the floor. Ripley counters and plants Asuka face first on the apron from an electric chair position. With Ripley in the ring and Asuka still on the apron, ASUKA PULLS RIPLEY THROUGH THE ROPES TO DDT HER ON THE FLOOR!! Both ladies beat the count and Asuka hits a running knee for a near fall. Asuka with kicks to the face of Ripley. Asuka tries a sliding knee but Ripley catches her and delivers kicks of her own. PRISM TRAP BY RIPLEY!! ASUKA ROLLS THROUGH WITH AN ARM BAR!! Ripley escapes, lifts Asuka, and slings her into the turnbuckle in the corner. Both ladies battle in the corner with Asuka on the apron. Head butt by Ripley and SHE SUPLEXES ASUKA FROM OUTSIDE IN! 1...2...NO!! Ripley with a waist lock but Asuka fights it with elbows. Asuka goes back to the arm bar and tries to transition to the Asuka Lock. Ripley stacks her for a near fall. Asuka hits a kick and GOES FOR A RUNNING KICK OFF THE ROPES BUT RIPLEY COUNTERS AND HITS RIPTIDE FOR THE WIN!!
W: Rhea Ripley via pin @ 13:28
Highlights of The Fiend vs. Orton earlier.
Titus O'Neil and Hulk Hogan are back. They want to thank everyone who is watching on Peacock, the WWE Network, and most importantly the fans! BAYLEY INTERRUPTS!! She says they forgot to thank her!! She wants her pyro!! A bunch of pyro goes off! Bayley claims she's been carrying the hosting duties on her back the past two nights. THE BELLA TWINS INTERRUPT!! Bayley tells them not to talk and calls them twin idiots!! BAYLEY TELLS NIKKI THAT JOHN CENA ISN'T HERE!! THE BELLAS ATTACK BAYLEY!!
The next pay-per-view is WrestleMania Backlash on May 16th!
It's time for the main event!
Triple Threat Match for the WWE Universal Championship
Daniel Bryan vs. Edge vs. Roman Reigns (champ) w/ Jey Uso & Paul Heyman
Reigns immediately decks Bryan! Edge goes after Reigns but Reigns turns that around in the corner. Bryan goes after Reigns but is sent out of the ring. USO SUPER KICKS BRYAN OUTSIDE AND SENDS HIM INTO THE STEPS! Reigns also sends Edge to the outside. USO SUPER KICKS HIM TOO! Reigns clears the announce table. Bryan hits Reigns with a suicide dive. Uso takes out Edge and Bryan again. Edge sends Uso into the steps! Edge turns hit attention to Reigns and sends him into the barricade over and over again. Now into the ring post! Edge is in control. Edge grabs Uso and DDTS HIM ON THE STEPS! Medical personal comes out to check on Uso and Heyman looks concerned. Bryan rolls back into the ring. Uso is helped out. Edge gets back in the ring to square off with Bryan. They trade blows in the middle of the ring. Bryan sends Edge into the turnbuckle with a drop toe hold. "Yes" kicks by Bryan and he puts Edge on the top. Bryan tries a rana but Edge rolls through with a near fall. Another quick near fall by Edge as Reigns gets back on the apron. Reigns and Edge trade punches. Each tries a suplex but they're blocked. Bryan slides under the ring and bounces Reigns off the apron. BRYAN WITH A MISSILE DROP KICK TO EDGE!! Kip up by Bryan. Bryan with an uppercut to Edge. Bryan tries another suicide dive to Reigns but Reigns catches and suplexes Bryan on the floor! Edge with a baseball slide to Reigns. Back in the ring, Reigns hits a big clothesline to take down Edge. Edge avoids a Superman Punch and HITS AN IMPALER DDT!! Edge sets up for a spear but REIGNS HITS A SUPERMAN PUNCH!! Reigns goes for his own spear but Edge counters with a sunset flip for a near fall. BOTH EDGE AND REIGNS TRY SPEARS AT THE SAME TIME AND COLLIDE!! Both men are down! BRYAN COMES OFF THE TOP WITH A HEAD BUTT ON EDGE!! FLYING HEAD BUTT TO REIGNS AS WELL!!! 1...2...NO!! Bryan with "Yes" kicks to both Edge and Reigns! BRYAN HITS EDGE WITH A RUNNING KNEE! Bryan hits a kick the face of Reigns and gets a near fall. Bryan grabs the arms of Reigns and stomps his face. BRYAN LOCKS REIGNS IN THE YES LOCK!! Edge makes the save!! BRYAN LOCKS EDGE IN THE YES LOCK!! Reigns breaks it up and pummels Bryan! Reigns lifts Bryan and power bombs him onto Edge! Reigns kicks Bryan out of the ring and follows him out. "Roman sucks" chants by the crowd and it's pissing Reigns off. Reigns sets up the steps near the announce table. More "Roman sucks" chants. REIGNS POWERS BOMBS BRYAN THROUGH THE TABLE!!! EDGE SPEARS OFF REIGNS OFF THE STEPS!!! Edge puts Reigns back in the ring and grabs two chairs. Reigns stomps on the chair to stop him. Reigns tries a guillotine but Edge sends him into the top rope. EDGE LOCKS IN A CROSSFACE!! EDGE USES A PIECE OF THE BROKEN CHAIR TO PULL BACK ON REIGNS!! Reigns is about to tap and Bryan grabs the hand to stop it. BRYAN LOCKS IN THE YES LOCK ON REIGNS AT THE SAME TIME EDGE HAS THE CROSSFACE ON REIGNS!! Bryan head butts Edge multiple times! Bryan grabs the arms of Edge and gives him repeated stomps much like he did Reigns earlier. Bryan goes to the corner and waits for Edge to get up. BRYAN TRIES THE RUNNING KNEE BUT EDGE SPEARS HIM!! REIGNS MISSES A SPEAR ON EDGE AND EDGE SPEARS REIGNS!!! 1....2....BRYAN PULLS THE REF OUT OF THE RING!!! Edge is pissed!! Edge goes out to grab two more chairs. He puts them in the ring and grabs another chair to hit Bryan on the outside. Edge throws Bryan back in the ring with Reigns. Edge gets in the ring and WEARS OUT REIGNS AND BRYAN WITH A CHAIR!! Edge puts a chair under Bryan's head and one under Reigns' head as well. CONCHAIRTO TO BRYAN!! USO IS BACK TO ATTACK EDGE!! EDGE SPEARS USO!! Edge beats the hell out of Uso with a chair. REIGNS SPEARS EDGE!!! REIGNS CONCHAIRTOS EDGE!!! REIGNS DRAGS EDGE ONTO BRYAN AND PINS THEM BOTH TO WIN!!!
W: Roman Reigns via pin @ 21:41
Reigns celebrates with Uso and Heyman to close out the show!
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